America’s ToothFairy Awards $127,000 in Grants to Oral Health Programs for Underserved Children

(Charlotte, NC, March 28, 2016) – America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation® announced it has awarded $127,000 in grants to its Affiliate Network of non profit children’s clinical partners and programs. Funds were donated by individual and corporate table sponsors for the Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Online Auction, a fundraiser held by America’s ToothFairy in November 2015. Each $5,000 sponsorship has been awarded as a “ToothFairy Grant” in the name of the donating individual or company and will enhance delivery of quality oral health education and treatment services for vulnerable children. Recipients include:

Cass Community Health Foundation (Belton, MO)
$5,000 Heartland Dental ToothFairy Grant

Central Community College (Hasting, NE)
$5,000 TSC EcoSolutions ToothFairy Grant

Children’s Dental Health Services (Rochester, MN)
$5,000 Patterson Dental ToothFairy Grant

Children’s Dental Services (Minneapolis, MN)
$5,000 3M Gives ToothFairy Grant
$1,963 America’s ToothFairy Grant

Community Dental Care (Maplewood, MN)
$5,000 Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation/Thomas Engels ToothFairy Grant

Community Dentistry on Wheels, Inc. (Washington, DC)
$5,000 SciCan ToothFairy Grant

Grace Dental Clinic (Chester, PA)
$5,000 Cetylite ToothFairy Grant

Just Kids Dental (Two Harbors, MN)
$5,000 Hanley Wood Marketing ToothFairy Grant

Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic (Bend, OR)
$5,000 IQ Dental ToothFairy Grant

Kids’ Community Dental Clinic (Burbank, CA)
$5,000 Ivoclar Vivadent ToothFairy Grant

Let’s Smile (Owatonna, MN)
$5,000 James Ingebrand ToothFairy Grant

Ravenswood Family Health Center (East Palo Alto, CA)
$5,000 Henry Schein ToothFairy Grant

The Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles
$5,000 Orabloc by Pierrel Pharma ToothFairy Grant

Tooth Fairies on the Ferry, University of New England College of Dental Medicine (Biddeford, ME)
$1,000 America’s ToothFairy Grant

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (Medford, MA)
$5,000 Dentsply International ToothFairy Grant

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Children International Future Smiles Dental Clinic
$5,000 Ultradent ToothFairy Grant

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry (Richmond, VA)
$5,000 Henry Schein ToothFairy Grant

Funds raised through the Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Online Auction also supported several America’s ToothFairy Oral Health Zones – program concentration areas focused on expanding access to care and education in specific locales:

Charlotte Oral Health Zone Program
$10,000 Henk van Duijnhoven ToothFairy Grant $5,000 Sirona ToothFairy Grant

Orange County Oral Health Zone Program
$5,000 Dr. Cherilyn Sheets and Mark Moehlman ToothFairy Grant $5,000 Sheets, Paquette & Wu Dental Practice ToothFairy Grant

Bay Area Oral Health Zone Program
$10,000 Invisalign® ToothFairy Grant
$10,000 Thomas & JoAnn Prescott ToothFairy Grant

“America’s ToothFairy is proud to honor these caring companies and individuals by awarding ToothFairy Grants in their name,” said Fern Ingber, President and CEO of America’s ToothFairy. “Their generous contributions are enabling America’s ToothFairy to continue to expand its mission to ensure every child has access to vital oral health services and education.”